Originally from Eastern Colorado, Abby began taking reining lessons from Drake Johnson at the age of nine and immediately became hooked on the sport. It wasn’t until she turned seventeen that she had saved up enough money to purchase her first reining horse and pay the way to her first NRHA event. Lengel trained her own non-pro horses under the guidance of Drake.
In the non-pro divisions, she accumulated earnings of over $72,000 before becoming an open rider in 2014. Abby began working for Casey Deary on January 6th, 2014 and worked on the Deary ranch for five years before going out on her own on January 2019.
“I am truly so blessed to have so many great people that believe in me and want to do everything they can to help me become a better rider, trainer and person.”
Abby completed her associates degrees at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY and finished up with a Bachelors in Equine Industry and Business from West Texas A&M University.
“I thank God for giving me this great passion for horses, and I know that he has a plan for me.”
"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31